The last evening has arrived; unfortunately our trip has come to an end. Now all that waits us is the long trip home tomorrow. 20 hours by train.... sigh..... But I have these wonderful memories of the Fjällen that I will never forget. And I am already dreaming of a next trip. Most likely next summer already! This last evening is a cosy evening,...more
One thing that is hard to avoid when visiting Abisko is a view over Lake Torneträsk. In the picture you can see a view over the lake from Mount Njulla. The colour of the lake is so blue! It doesn't really matter if you see the lake from the top of the mountain, or stand at is shores. It always seems to have something magical over it. The lake is...more
From Abisko it is only a short trip to the top of Mount Njulla.... if you take the chairlift that is! Hahaha, otherwise it is rather a steep climb! The chairlift brings you up to 900 metres high (200 metres from the top) and from here you have a wonderful view over the surrounding landscapes. The main features to see are Lake Torneträsk and the...more
July 12th:Today's hike is from Alesjaure to Unna Allakas. On paper it all seems like a great trip... but..... things happen... weather happens.... The first part of the hike is going okay, 2 km's from Alesjaure back on yesterdays trail. Easy peasy! :-) But now? Okay, up the mountain it is! A steep climb beside a waterfall and on the top waits us a...more
I've mentioned the Abisko Canyon a few times before, but I guess it deserves a tip of its own as well. The canyon is beautiful and easy to reach from the Abisko. Actually, the most spectacular part of the Canyon is right here at Abisko. There are several hiking trails around it, up and down stream, all worth while to do.The Abiskojåkk (river) has...more
July 15thLazzzzy sleep in! No hurries today! It is just one more day of hiking and we are back to our home base in Abisko. Only a simple 15 kilometres over flat terrain, hahaha, feels so easy now to do a distance like that after the last couple of days. So we decide to take it easy. A good idea, as the day begins with rain :-( But by the time we...more
July 14thToday it is slightly raining, but I don't care that much really. My mind is elsewhere. It is about 500 metres from here..... there is a "vad" there, and everyone at the Mountain Hut was talking about it. You are going towards Abiskojaure? Oooh, you have to cross THE "vad"!!! (river without a bridge). Difficult spot, deep, not easy, strong...more
Hahaha, I've only managed to describe one third of yesterday's trip. There is so much more to tell!!! But I run out of room on that tip. I still have to tell you about the climb down, the difficult wade through the river, the herds of reindeer we passed on our way, and finally getting to this little Mountain Hut we are now. This is Unna Allakas. I...more
July 11th:Lazy, lazy.... hahaha, a long sleep in, a good breakfast, an ice-cold wash at the creek. So funny, hahaha, and so coooold! We only have about 7 kilometres in front of us before we arrive in Alesjaure. The main route will be along the lake Rádujávri and Alisjávri, quite a flat trail, so we have nothing to worry about. The sky is cloudy,...more
As we had the afternoon off in Alesjaure, we decided to take some time to explore the surrounding area. Close to Alesjaure is a little Sami village called Alisjávri, beautifully located on the lake with the same name. "Alisjávri" means "Alesjaure", but spelled in Sami. And the word "jávri" or "jaure" means lake. So it is Alis or Ales Lake :-)...more
July 10th....9:30: The tent is packed, hiking shoes are on, had a good breakfast... yes, we are eager to go on our way again! Today we are hiking from Abiskojaure towards Alesjaure. The whole trip will be about 21 kilometres.... mmmm..... sounds long to us. So we decide to split it up in two days, hahaha, I am 'almost' feeling lazy doing that...more
July 9th.... Our first real hiking day! Today we are hiking to Abiskojaure, a 15 km's trip through Abisko National Park. I am feeling a bit nervous as it is the first time I am going on a multiple-day hiking trip. The first time with a backpack on, hiking in nature.... hahaha, I know I can do it! But I am still feeling nervous :-) The weather is...more
July 7th 2005: We are on our way. We have a long journey ahead of us. Over 20 hours in the train travelling up north. Sweden is a huge country. Long most of all, and that is the way we are going... up, up, up, until we can't go up much further. The Fjällen and Abisko is our goal.The weather is almost tropical today, +32C: In the train.... Sweating,...more
In these tips (Things to do) I want to give you an overview of my hiking trip in the fjällen of July 2005. I started of my hike in Abisko, the gateway to the Fjällen for most. The Fjällen is the Swedish mountain area and stretches out over a huge area. But this place is one of the most well-known: Abisko, the starting point for the famous...more
The best way to travel is on the back off a backpack! Great views and if you sit on the sleeping bag its also rather comfy. Even possibly to take a nap now and then.
Going to Abisko take a loooooooooong time. 17 hours by train from Stockholm. 2 hour by airplane by then you have a 2-3 hours transport from Kiruna.
Note that train is run by Connex not by the main railway company SJ. Give them a call! They help my guides with several good tips!
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Favorite thing: My folks often stop and take pictures of views, flowers and animals. This is Globeflower and is called "Smörboll" or butter ball in swedish. It really looks like a ball of butter to me!